Numerical Reasoning Aptitude Tests For Pilots
Tips & Free Practice Tests for Commercial Flight Crew
Practice and improve your numerical reasoning skills for your upcoming airline or flight school assessment.
Some Tips for Pilot Numerical Reasoning Tests…
- Numerical Reasoning tests are used by many airlines to help select their future flight crew. These tests are used to assess if the applicant can work quickly and accurately under time pressure. Keep in mind that in many tests that are used, you are not expected to complete all the questions so don’t worry if you only get halfway through.
- Check how many questions there are vs how much time you have to give you an idea of how much time you would need to spend on each question if you were to complete the test. It will become clear quite quickly if you will be able to complete the test or not. Once you have passed your allotted time for a particular question, give strong consideration to moving on.
- Some questions will require more work and therefore time than others. If it’s clear that a question is going to be difficult, move to the next one. There is no point spending 2 minutes on a single question for 1 mark, when you could complete 4 questions in 30 seconds each for 4 marks.
- Don’t guess the answer. Some tests are negatively marked, and they will also assess your accuracy. Even if it’s not negatively marked, if you guess the answer as incorrect, your accuracy score will go down – the assessors don’t know you’ve guessed, you could have tried to work it out and got the wrong answer. For example, if a test consists of 20 questions, and you answer all 20 questions but only get 10 correct, your accuracy score is 50%. If however you only answered 10 questions, but answered them all correctly, your accuracy score is 100%. The result isn’t always about your overall score – accuracy is often a factor.
- Some questions might give you more information than you need to calculate the answer. This is a deliberate strategy to see if you are capable of identifying and extracting the critical information you need to calculate the answer.